4%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$89.3 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights
1,183 Grants

Top Funders

  1. Big Lottery Fund $16.5 M
  2. Comic Relief $8.9 M
  3. NoVo Foundation $6.5 M
  4. Nationale Postcode Loterij $5.1 M
  5. Bridge House Estates $4.8 M
  6. EEA and Norway Grants $4.5 M
  7. Oak Foundation $3.2 M
  8. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $2.8 M
  9. Paul Hamlyn Foundation $2.5 M
  10. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $2.3 M
  11. Tides Foundation $2.1 M
  12. The Tudor Trust $2.1 M
  13. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $2.0 M
  14. Disability Rights Fund $1.8 M
  15. Abilis Foundation $1.6 M
  16. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $1.6 M
  17. Fund for Women's Equality $1.2 M
  18. GE Foundation $1.1 M
  19. Disability Rights Advocacy Fund $971.2 K
  20. Foundation to Promote Open Society $899.8 K
  21. American Jewish World Service $728.6 K
  22. The California Endowment $625.0 K
  23. The Prudential Foundation $575.0 K
  24. Bodossaki Foundation $574.5 K
  25. Fundacja Batorego $524.7 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

3%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$93.2 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
536 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Australia $23.5 M
  2. Finland $18.6 M
  3. European Union Institutions $13.4 M
  4. Canada $7.4 M
  5. Belgium $6.0 M
  6. Norway $5.9 M
  7. Germany $4.0 M
  8. Sweden $3.0 M
  9. France $2.8 M
  10. United States $2.0 M
  11. Italy $1.8 M
  12. United Kingdom $1.6 M
  13. Spain $1.2 M
  14. Ireland $447.2 K
  15. Switzerland $358.6 K
  16. OPEC Fund for International Development $350.0 K
  17. Poland $276.4 K
  18. Iceland $106.1 K
  19. Korea $99.1 K
  20. Japan $76.5 K
  21. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $73.3 K
  22. Czech Republic $69.1 K
  23. Austria $44.4 K
  24. Portugal $15.4 K
  25. International Labour Organisation $10.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$6,194,485 (7%)
155 Grants (13%)

Caribbean

$353,500 (0%)
15 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$5,829,576 (7%)
176 Grants (15%)

Global Programs

$2,471,626 (3%)
18 Grants (2%)

Latin America & Mexico

$1,226,412 (1%)
35 Grants (3%)

Middle East & North Africa

$1,858,274 (2%)
41 Grants (3%)

North America

$21,372,718 (24%)
213 Grants (18%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$9,687,037 (11%)
252 Grants (21%)

Western Europe

$39,378,257 (44%)
268 Grants (23%)

Regional focus includes grants going directly to recipients in the region specified and to recipients located in other regions for activities focused on the region specified.

Issue Focus

Intersecting Populations

In order to show the intersections of multiple population groups, these graphics indicate other population groups supported within funding towards the group highlighted on this page.

Strategy Focus

Figures represent only grants that could be identified as supporting a specific strategy. In addition, grants may employ multiple strategies and would therefore be counted in more than one category.

Sample Grants

  • The F. B. Heron Foundation supported the National Organization on Disability in the United States to achieve a meaningful increase in employment for persons with disabilities in US corporations.
  • Comic Relief supported AbleChild Africa in Uganda to promote inclusive education for disabled children and connect children utilizing a 'child-to-child' approach.